Saturday, 19 July 2014

YSL VOLPUTE SHEER CANDY IN 09 COOL GUAVA

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The first time I picked up a YSL Lipstick was 2 years ago when I was in Duty Free, I picked up the Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre Liptick in 108 Ocre Rose which I used so much and loved the formula. I've dabbled in the YSL Glossy Stains but left a new lipstick was on the cards. I spent a good 15 minutes swatching the lipsticks in Debenhams the other week and settled on theeee most gorgeous Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick in the shade 09 Cool Guava

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I am 100% besotted with this shade, it's the perfect sheer lipstick whilst keeping a little vibrancy. It's the perfect summery pop of pink that's super glossy and sheeny on the lips. Did I mention it tastes incredible!? Also, can we please take a moment for the gorgeousness that is the YSL packaging? 

I don't think this will be leaving my lips for the foreseeable future. I'm definitely going to look to pick up some other shades - any recommendations?

Have you tried any YSL lip products?

Love, Katie xo
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Thursday, 17 July 2014

MAKE UP REVOLUTION - SALVATION PALETTE

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As you'll have seen in yesterday's post, I featured a palette from up and coming drugstore brand, Make Up Revolution. Today I'm featuring another palette, this time it's all about the eyeshadows!

The Salvation Palette in What You Waiting For?* features 18 shades - 12 shimmers and 6 matte. I love the mix of shimmer and matte! As with the Blush & Contour Palette, the shades are highly pigmented especially the shimmer's which are beautiful. There is little fall down with these which is half the battle with eyeshadows. Whilst they're not as buttery as more expensive brands they still work extremely well. 

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(L-R: We Love You, Tick Tock, Can't Find The Brake, Moving Car, Do It Alone, Sex Chromosome.
Now Its Only Me, Scary Conversation, Take A Chance, Shut My Eyes, Stupid H.., Life Is Short.
Your Capabl, Super Hot Female, Millon Dollar Contract, Hot Track, Brand New Fans, Wicked Style)

What I find really cool is that all the shades are named after parts of the Gwen Stefani What You Waiting For? lyrics. Pretty cool huh?

For my eyes I used We Love You in the inner corner as a highlight along with Scary Conversation/Take A Chance on my lids followed by Do It Alone and a smidge of Sex Chromosome on my outer 'V' and finished with a little Brand New Fans in the crease.

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So there you go, a golden-taupey smokey eye in no time at all using this lovely palette.

There are 5 different Salvation palettes to pick up for a Limited time only sadly but I'd definitely recommend picking one up especially as they're only £6.00! The packaging is very sturdy and comes with a huge mirror which is refreshing as most palette's come either without a mirror or with a small one that you can hardly see into.

If you didn't already know, Superdrug are stocking Make Up Revolution online and they'll be coming to stores soon!

Love, Kate xo
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

MAKE UP REVOLUTION : BLUSH & CONTOUR PALETTE

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Make Up Revolution is a brand that's been taking the blogosphere by storm in recent months with their affordable range of products. 

Today I'm reviewing the Ultra Blush & Contour Palette in Sugar and Spice* which contains 8 highly pigmented powders - 2 contour, 5 blush and 1 highlight. 

Firstly, the packaging is sleek and comes with a huge mirror inside so it's super handy if you're on the go. It's also very sturdy which is perfect for the clumsy gal such as myself. 

The shades are all absolutely beautiful and vivid with serious pigmentation so I'd recommend starting with a little product and building up the colour. I definitely didn't do that, hence the vibrant cheeks! There's a blush shade for all skin tones in the palette which is what I really like about it. The contour shades are slightly too warm toned for my skin tone but there's a lighter and darker option depending on your colouring. 

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These shades are all matte and blend beautifully into the skin. They're very long lasting too which is brilliant considering the price point of the palette (£6). The two shimmery shades, one of which is a highlighter, are equally as lovely as their matte counterparts. The highlight shade is unlike any other highlighter I've used, it's very pale and blue toned without a hint of champagne at all. I thought it might be a little unflattering on me but I applied a small amount and it added a lovely radiance to my skin which was a lovely contrast to the matte cheeks. 

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I'm really impressed by the quality of this palette and there's a shade for every occasion and skin tone.  I'd expected there to be a 'dud' shade but I like all the shades in there. It's also not often that you find blusher palettes in the drugstore, I think the only ones that come to mind are from Sleek. 

I shall be back tomorrow with another Make Up Revolution post - which will be an eyeshadow palette which as you can guess, are featured in this post. 

I'm happy to say that Make Up Revolution is coming to a Superdrug near you shortly but for now the brand is available online!

Love, Kate xo
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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

MAC PATISSERIE

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Two MAC Lipstick posts in one day? Aren't you a lucky bunch!

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I picked up two lipsticks the other week the second of which was Patisserie which I've been eying up for the longest time. I wasn't too sure if it was a little boring or not but after making my hand look like a patchwork quilt I walked away with it.

I definitely think this purchase was enabled by Anna, she always goes on about Patisserie and to be honest if Anna gives it the thumbs up, it usually ends up in my basket.

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Patisserie is a sheer pink toned nude that looks like your lips but better. Ah that 'ol cliche - it's true though! It seems to enhance the lips in a really subtle way. It's a very typical throw on and go colour that I can see staying in my handbag. 

It's not the most exciting of colours but it's a good nude to have in your arsenal. 

Have you tried this?

Love, Katie xo
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